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Clay & Hay Sauna
(176°F to 194°F; 20 to 30% humidity)

The Clay & Hay sauna needs to be seen, felt, smelt and even heard. This is as close as you’ll come to finding a Temazcal, the popular sweat lodge made out of clay and hay adobe found originally in South America, right here in New York. The thick adobe walls are handmade and infuse the sauna with the genuine warmth of Mother Nature.

This sauna is equipped with a specialized heater custom made for WORLD SPA in Germany. A mesmerizing, ceremonial bucket rotation will be performed every 3 hours by attendants, pouring water infused with healing and therapeutic herbs over the hot volcanic rocks, creating a hissing and cracking sound, while increasing the humidity and intensifying the aromatherapy impact.

The natural scents combined with the heat reflected off the clay and hay walls is incredibly curative. In Mayan cultures, this special steam bath ritual is said to purify the body and soul and is used to this day in rituals for improving both physical and mental health.


  • Increases blood circulation
  • Stress reduction and better sleep
  • Improves cardiovascular and heart health
  • Regular sauna use can reduce the risk of hypertension
  • Soothes aches and pains in muscles and joints
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Improves mental focus
  • Raises stress resilience
  • Cleanses the respiratory system

How to use

Before entering the room, please take a shower. Then do a 5- to 10-minute session followed by a shower and a second session and another shower. If at any time you feel too hot, feel free to step out.